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Post#136 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:32 pm by AQuintus

cpfsf wrote:not trying to be a negative nancy, but i don't think i'll watch an all star event in the future. they should just rename it the "best buddies for life extravaganza."


I'm thinking this, too.
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Post#137 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:39 pm by Calinks

There are off years and on years with events. This is looking like an off year for the most part.
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Post#138 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:40 pm by The J Rocka

Well that was disappointing. Lets hope G$ do something again.
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Post#139 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:43 pm by Calinks

I like how NBA 2K13 makes the dunk contest impossible. You can do a dunk that destroys anything we have seen this millennium and they don't give you anything. The expectations are so ridiculously out of proportion compared to real life. These guys aren't even finishing dunks lol.
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Post#140 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:45 pm by The J Rocka

Not like the good 'ol days. Sigh.
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Post#141 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:52 pm by Calinks

Definitely one of the worst dunk contest in the recent crop of mediocre ones. Actually, I think this is the worst I have seen.

I enjoyed the Rising stars game, 3 pt contest, and skills challenge. The shooting stars one was all right too. Celebrity game was boring this year and Dunk contest was very bad IMO
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Post#142 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:55 pm by Devilzsidewalk

is it too much to ask to have one single allstar weekend that isn't tipping the scales of awkardness? every single year...
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Post#143 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:01 pm by Mattya

Yea these just have been really boring. You could get rid of the dunk contest and I wouldn't blink. It has been surviving from the rep of past contests for a while now.
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Post#144 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:13 pm by AQuintus

Mattya wrote:Yea these just have been really boring. You could get rid of the dunk contest and I wouldn't blink. It has been surviving from the rep of past contests for a while now.


There's a lot of things they could (and should) get rid of to make the entire weekend way better. Things like the musical performances, the side interviews (especially the "coach" interviews), the award ceremonies (still have them but not televised), etc. The entire thing could be cut down by an hour or two and they'd still be able to increase time spent on actual basketball.
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Post#145 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:13 pm by Devilzsidewalk

i thought the dunk contest would be better, i liked the roster for once. Started out great w/ Green's first dunk, but White didnt add much
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Post#146 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:14 pm by southern wolf

Well the first round of the dunk contest was cringe worthy, but the final wasn't bad. I thought the 3 pt shootout was pretty good.
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Post#147 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:19 pm by Calinks

They need to get more names in the events. They need to add some new events that are exciting whether that's 2 on 2 challenge or something. They have been trying to add stuff but its not interesting.
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Post#148 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:37 pm by PZiv

Lets just get Vince Carter with his 35 years and his prime already being fossilized on dunk contest to see what his knees might still do, seriously.
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Post#149 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:39 pm by Klomp

Sounds like I didn't miss much?
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Post#150 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:48 pm by Devilzsidewalk

Klomp wrote:Sounds like I didn't miss much?


2 teams of an nba player, wnba player, and an old guy bricked half court shots, some PGs threw passes through a hoop, bunch of guys shot threes, then some other guys did a couple cool dunks and missed the rest. In between there were some bands playing feedback with some music in the background.
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Post#151 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:31 am by PZiv

Devilzsidewalk wrote:
Klomp wrote:Sounds like I didn't miss much?


2 teams of an nba player, wnba player, and an old guy bricked half court shots, some PGs threw passes through a hoop, bunch of guys shot threes, then some other guys did a couple cool dunks and missed the rest. In between there were some bands playing feedback with some music in the background.

+ Superstar Point Guards bricking long 2s contest.
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Post#152 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:45 am by Klomp

I watched this instead

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Post#153 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:49 pm by Torcher

If you look past the missed attempts, Saturday's dunk contest was actually pretty good. Better than last year, that's for certain.
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Post#154 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:14 pm by AQuintus

Torcher wrote:If you look past the missed attempts, Saturday's dunk contest was actually pretty good. Better than last year, that's for certain.


Not sure I agree. Both were awful, and they've been awful ever since they started focusing more on the buildup and pageantry than the dunks.
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Post#155 Re: All-Star Weekend
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:03 pm by Tirion

the East vs. West competition was lame and unnecessary. Saturday Night should be about individual players, no one cares about this conference stuff.
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